On September 22, 2015, at a general council meeting, Chief Mitchell Little joined Mayor Thomas Kelaher and the entire town council in the promotion of Stephen Eubanks to the rank of Sergeant. Eubanks has been a member of the police department since 2001. Prior to that he served in the United States Navy from 1988 to 1995 and was employed as a police officer in Greensboro North Carolina from 1996 to 1999.
During his employment with Toms River Eubanks has served in the Emergency Services Unit as well as being a certified Emergency Medical Technician. Recently he was assigned to the K-9 unit as a dog handler for his partner Boris.
Additionally; five new officers were appointed to replace five recent retirees. They are Probationary Officers, Brett Hansen of Brick, Kyle Lamar of Beachwood, Michael Kimble of Howell, Andrew Gannon of Toms River, and John Minor of Bayville.